Obituary: Gloria Lee Schiffler

December 22, 1934–July 21, 2018

Gloria Lee Sackett was born on December 22, 1934 to Orville and Ruth (DeMoss) Sackett in Filer, Idaho. She grew up on the family farm west of Filer, attended the old Maroa school and then attended Filer High School where she met Gene Schiffler until graduating in 1952. After graduation, she headed to Boise to attend nursing school before deciding that it wasn’t for her and returned to Filer.

In November of 1952 she married Gene Schiffler in Filer, where they farmed and raised their three children Daniel, Davy, and Gina. After a tragic accident and losing Davy, Gloria and Gene packed up their family and moved to Denver in 1960. In 1962, they moved their family after Gene was transferred to Ogden, Utah where two years later they welcomed their youngest son Kelly. In their early married years, Gloria spent a lot of time on the rodeo trail being a rodeo wife where she met many cherished friends. In 1975, they returned to Twin Falls where they purchased Ranchers Auction and later sold to Twin Falls Livestock Auction.

After retiring from the livestock business, she enjoyed traveling camping, canning, gardening, and spending time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved being a grandma and a great grandma (Grandma Great). Gloria and Gene spent many winters in Arizona where they loved to spend time with the Tinkers making memories. Gloria was a huge collector of clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Gloria was a member of Magic Valley Bible Church in Twin Falls.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene, parents Orville and Ruth Sackett, brothers Larry and OD Sackett, son Davy Schiffler. She is survived by her children, Daniel (Diane) Schiffler of Jerome, Gina (Steve) Beach of Filer, Kelly (Kally) Schiffler of Jerome. Grandchildren, Colby (Ryan) Fiala of Filer, Sarah (Joe) DePew of Bozeman, MT, Dustin (Leah) Schiffler of Middleton, ID, Zachary (Rosie) Schiffler of Jerome ID, Kala (Jori) Tate, of Bellevue, ID, Shane (Alyssa Kowitz) Beach of Filer, ID, and Stewart (Whitney) Schiffler of Twin Falls. 21 Great Grandchildren and one on the way.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, July 25, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 26, at 10:00 A.M. at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home 2551 Kimberly Rd. Twin Falls.

The Family would like to give special thanks to Carolyn Winfrey for her care of our mom and grandma. Also, we would like to say thank you to Twin Falls County Sheriffs office, Twin Falls Search and Rescue, Filer Relief Society, and all of the people of our community for your time and efforts in searching day and night to help us find her. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Twin Falls County Search and Rescue.

—, Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho